Evaluation of a multi-disease carrier screening programme in Ashkenazi Jewish high schools

Liane Ioannou, John Massie, Sharon Lewis, Vicki Petrou, Alexandra Gason, Sylvia Metcalfe, MaryAnne Aitken, Agnes Bankier, Martin Delatycki

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Abstract

A screening programme for Tay Sachs disease (TSD) carrier status was introduced in high schools in Victoria, Australia in 1997, and was expanded to screen for six other genetic conditions common in the Ashkenazi Jewish population in 2008. The aim of this study was to evaluate the current programme and compare it with an evaluation of the programme when screening was offered for TSD alone.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)21 - 31
Number of pages11
JournalClinical Genetics
Volume78
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2010

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